Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner reveals she paid a cash tip on her bill at a Williamsburg bar PATRICK KOVARIK / Contributor

Those who criticised Kendall Jenner for allegedly failing to tip a bartender might be eating their words as it seems the supermodel is aware of restaurant etiquette after all.

Jenner, 21, faced a big backlash when the Baby's All Right restaurant in Williamsburg claimed she did not leave a tip on her $24 (£18.50) bill in early August. Appearing to provide evidence of Jenner's stinginess, the bar uploaded a photo to Instagram of the receipt showing blank tip section.

One supporter gave Jenner, worth an estimated $80m, the benefit of the doubt, tweeting: "I love @KendallJenner I'm sure there's more to this story. Everyone's so quick to judge cause she's part of the Kardashian's."

Although Jenner initially maintained a dignified silence on the controversy, the fan's message prompted the runway star to defend herself as she replied: "Damn, i guess next time we won't tip in cash."

With the truth finally revealed, Jenner was then applauded by many of her 23.4 million followers, including one who said: "The server was probably lying for attention and the bar is getting all of this publicity from this.... sounds made up to me."

Also questioning the validity of the waiter's claims, another fan chimed in: "OK that makes sense. But can someone answer my other question? How come the server didn't see the cash tip that Kendall said she left?"

Another follower said: "People would say or do anything to make other people look bad it's disgusting!! i'm always here for you and i love you."

Another brought up an incident in 2014 when Jenner was alleged to have thrown money in a Manhattan waiter's face when they accused her of not paying the bill. The Twitter user commented: "Is the part where you threw the cash in the servers face while laughing true?"

Responding to the allegations three years ago, a horrified Jenner tweeted: "These rumors r absolutely ridiculous! I would never throw money in anyone's face or act that disrespectfully. I was raised better than that. Said it once and I'll say it again, don't believe everything you read! [sic]"

The latest Jenner controversy has sparked a debate about tipping culture with the protocol differing depending on the country – for example, it is regarded a gesture of goodwill in the US but is less expected in the UK.